Peripheral Vascular Disease

Typically, patients are referred to a vascular surgeon by their primary care physician. If you see your regular doctor for pain or swelling in your legs, a vascular surgeon could help. A vascular surgeon would test for peripheral arterial disease or other vascular diseases. Vascular surgeons treat complications from several conditions. Conditions including diabetes, blockages, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins, and...

Patients at Risk of Amputation Due to Peripheral Artery Disease are seeing hope. It is estimated that there are more than 150,000 amputations performed in the US annually which involve the toes, legs, and feet due to advanced peripheral artery disease (PAD). The good news is there are treatment solutions and different medical procedures that can help to restore blood flow...

Having the correct diagnosis is always critical for the proper treatment of any disease. However, with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) it is even more important. People who have PAD symptoms are at higher risk for coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and transient ischemic attack or mini-stroke. PAD is diagnosed based on your medical and family history, a physical exam, and...